Degree Year Major Institution
Ph.D. 2001-2007 Cognitive Neuroscience University of Maryland College Park
B.S. 1995-1999 Telecommunication Engineering Wuhan University


Dr. HuanLuo is an associate professor in department of brain and cognitive sciences and she is also a prinple investigator in IDG/McGoven institute for brain research . She also received Chang Jiang Young scholars from ministry of education in 2017. Her research interest mainly focus on neural mechanism of multi-object attention and working memory, MEG/EEG, temporal dynamics, neuronal oscillation, and neural mechanism of auditory and speech processing. Her lab employ cognitive behavioral approaches combined with brain mapping techniques (e.g., fMRI, MEG, etc.) to investigate this topic. She is currently in charge of projects that are supported by TWTF,Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, and NSFC.

List of Publications

(* Corresponding Author)

Zhang, H.*, Luo, H.* (2023) Feature-specific reactivations of past information shift current neural encoding thereby mediating serial bias behaviors. PLoS Biology 21 (3), e3002056

Ren, X., Zhang, H.*, Luo, H.* (2022) Dynamic emergence of relational structure network in human brains. Progress in Neurobiology 219: 102373

Fan, Y., Luo, H.* (in press) Reactivating ordinal position information from auditory sequence memory in human brains. Cerebral Cortex

Luo, M., Zhang, H.*, Luo, H.* (2022) Cartesian coordinates scaffold stable spatial perception over time. Journal of Vision 22(8):13, 1–13

Ferrante, O., Liu, L., Minarik, T., Gorska, U., Ghafari, T., Luo, H., Jensen, O.* (2022) FLUX: A pipeline for MEG analysis. NeuroImage (253): 119047

Jia, J.*, Fan, Y., Luo, H.* (2022) Alpha-Band Phase Modulates Bottom-up Feature Processing. Cerebral Cortex 2(6): 1260-1268

Huang, Q., Zhang, H., Luo, H.* (2021) Sequence structure organizes items in varied latent states of working memory neural network. eLife 10: e67589

Fan, Y., Han, Q., Guo, S., Luo, H.* (2021) Distinct neural representations of content and ordinal structure in auditory sequence memory. Journal of Neuroscience 41 (29) 6290-6303.

Li, J., Huang, Q., Han, Q., Mi, Y.*, Luo, H.* (2021) Temporally coherent perturbation of neural dynamics during retention alters human multi-item working memory. Progress in Neurobiology 201: 102023.

Ren, X., Luo, H.*, Zhang, H.* (2021) Automatic and fast encoding of representational uncertainty underlies the distortion of relative frequency. Journal of Neuroscience 41 (16): 3692-3706.

Li, Y., Luo, H., Tian, X. * (2020) Mental operations in rhythm: motor-to-sensory transformation mediates imagined singing. PLoS Biology 18(10): 33000504.

Guo, B., Lu, Z. Goold, J. Luo, H., Meng, M. * (2020) Fluctuations of fMRI activation patterns in visual object priming. Human Behavior and Brain 1(06): 78-84.

Wang, M., Huang, Y., Luo, H., Zhang, H.* (2020) Sustained visual priming effects can emerge from attentional oscillation and temporal expectation. Journal of Neuroscience 40(18): 3657-3674.

Huang, Q., Luo, H.* (2020) Saliency-based rhythmic coordination of perceptual predictions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.32(2):201-211

Mo, C., Lu, J., Wu, B., Jia, J., Luo, H. *, Fang, F * (2019) Competing rhythmic neural representations of orientations during concurrent attention to multiple orientation features. Nature Communications 10: 5264.

Jia, J., Fang, F. *, Luo, H. * (2019) Selective spatial attention involves two alpha-band components associated with distinct spatiotemporal and functional characteristics. NeuroImage 199: 228-236.

Zhang, Y.*, Zhang, Y., Cai, P., Luo, H. and Fang, F.* (2019) The causal role of alpha oscillations in feature binding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116(34):17023-17028

Han, Q.*, Luo, H.* (2019) Visual crowding involves delayed frontoparietal response and enhanced top-down modulation. European Journal of Neuroscience 50(6):2931-2941.

Liu, L.*, Luo, H.* (2019) Behavioral oscillation in global/local processing: Global alpha oscillations mediate global precedence effect. Journal of Vision 19(5):12.

Wang, Y., Zhang, J., Zou, J., Luo, H.*, Ding, N*, (2019) Prior knowledge guides speech segregation in human auditory cortex. Cerebral Cortex 29(4):1561-1571.

Huang, Q.*, Jia, J., Han, Q., Luo, H.* (2018) Fast-backward replay of sequentially memorized items in humans. eLife 7: e35164

Liu, L.*, Wang, F., Zhou, K., Ding, N., Luo, H.* (2017) Perceptual integration rapidly activates dorsal visual pathway to guide local processing in early visual areas. PLoS Biology 15(11): e2003646.

Jia, J., Liu, L., Fang, F., Luo, H.* (2017) Sequential sampling of visual objects during sustained attention. PLoS Biology 15(6): e2001903.

Song, K.*, Luo, H.* (2017) Temporal organization of sound information in auditory memory. Frontiers in Psychology 8:999.

Wang, Y., Luo, H.* (2017) Behavioral oscillation in face priming: Prediction about face identity is updated at a theta-band rhythm. Progress in Brain Research (special volume on ‘Temporal sampling and representation updating’), 236: 211-224.

Huang, Y., Chen, L., Luo, H.* (2015) Behavioral oscillation in priming: competing perceptual predictions conveyed in alternating theta-band rhythms. Journal of Neuroscience 35(6): 2830-2837.

Song, K., Meng, M., Chen, L., Zhou, K.*, Luo, H.* (2014) Behavioral oscillations in attention: rhythmic alpha pulses mediated through theta band. Journal of Neuroscience 34(14): 4837-4844.

Luo, H.*, Tian, X., Zhou, K., Song, K., Poeppel, D. (2013) Neural response phase tracks how listeners learn new acoustic representations. Current Biology 23(11): 968-974.

Luo, H.*, Poeppel, D.* (2012) Cortical oscillations in auditory perception and speech: evidence for two temporal windows in human auditory cortex. Frontiers in Psychology (3).

Zuo, Z.,Luo, H.*, Zhou K.* (2012) The role of topological invariants in motion-induced blindness. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics.

Luo, H.*, Liu, Z., Poeppel, D.* (2010) Auditory cortex tracks both auditory and visual stimulus dynamics using low-frequency neuronal phase modulation. PLoS Biology 8(8).

Zhou, K.*, Luo, H., Zhou T., Zhuo Y., Chen L. Topological change disturbs objects continuity in attentive tracking. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107(50):21920-21924.

Luo, H.*, Wang, Y., Poeppel, D., Simon, J.Z. (2007) Concurrent encoding of frequency and amplitude modulation in human auditory cortex: an encoding transition. Journal of Neurophysiology 98: 2473-3485.

Luo, H., Poeppel, D.* (2007) Phase patterns of neuronal responses reliably discriminate speech in human auditory cortex. Neuron 54(6): 1001-1010.

Luo, H.*, Boemio, A., Gordon, M., Poeppel, D. (2007) Perception of FM sweeps by Chinese and English listeners. Hearing Research 224: 75-83.

Luo, H.*, Wang, Y., Poeppel, D., Simon, J.Z. (2006) Concurrent encoding of frequency and amplitude modulation in human auditory cortex: MEG evidence. Journal of Neurophysiology 96(5): 712-723.

Luo, H.*, Husain, F., Horwitz, B., Poeppel, D. (2005) Discrimination and categorization of speech and non-speech sounds in an MEG delayed -match-to-sample study. NeuroImage 28(1): 59-71.